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7801 Glenlivet West Drive, Suite D
Fogelsville, PA 18051

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday CLOSED
 
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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a disease which affects a small area of the retina known as the macula. The macula is a specialized spot on the retina that allows us to see the fine detail of whatever is directly in front of us. Macular degeneration occurs when the macula begins to deteriorate.

“Wet” vs. “Dry”

Most often, macular degeneration is accompanied by formation of yellow deposits, called “drusen,” under the macula, which dry out or thin the macula. This is called “dry” macular degeneration. In rare cases, abnormal blood vessels develop under the macula and leak fluid. This is called “wet” macular degeneration.

Causes

A number of uncontrollable factors contribute to macular degeneration, including age, sex, eye color, farsightedness, and race. Risk factors you can control include smoking, high blood pressure, exposure to harmful sunlight, and diet.

Symptoms

It is difficult to detect dry macular degeneration in its early stages. The most common symptoms, when detected, include a spot of blurry vision, dark vision, or distorted vision. Wet macular degeneration progresses much faster than the dry variety. Both forms of macular degeneration can cause blindness.

Treatment

Currently, there is no cure for macular degeneration, but treatment is available to slow the effects.

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After much reflection on this past year, we have decided to adjust our office hours so that the doctors and staff at Rinehart Family Eye Care can spend more time with their families.     Effective May 1st, 2021 our new operating hours will be:  Monday: 8AM-5PM Tuesday: 9AM-6 PM Wednesday: 9AM-6...
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UPDATE: Rinehart Family Eye Care will be CLOSED 2/2/2021 due to the snow.  We will be reaching out to reschedule all of our canceled appointments once the office reopens.  Stay Warm!
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